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mkwarnken
mkwarnken
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Posted On: 2/5/2019
mkwarnken
mkwarnken
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My wife and I are exploring the feasibility of moving to the Toronto area for a job opportunity.

We currently reside in the United States.

My wife has a disability, is largely wheelchair bound, and receives some in-home care options today. I am trying to find out what types of services would be available to her in Ontario if we move, what the qualifications are, what the rules are about spousal deeming/income eligibility, etc.

Can someone direct me to where I'd find that information either online or preferably a phone number where I could talk to someone about our particular situation?
Thanks!
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Lahbib70
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Posted On: 2/6/2019
Lahbib70
Lahbib70
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Hello,
Could you please check the following links, for more details regarding services offered by Ontario for people with disability:
What financial assistance can I get if I have a disability?
https://settlement.org/ontario/health/disability/disability-services-and-supports/what-financial-assistance-can-i-get-if-i-have-a-disability/

Have a nice day.
Lahbib
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Posted On: 2/26/2019
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mkwarnken wrote:
My wife and I are exploring the feasibility of moving to the Toronto area for a job opportunity.

We currently reside in the United States.

My wife has a disability, is largely wheelchair bound, and receives some in-home care options today. I am trying to find out what types of services would be available to her in Ontario if we move, what the qualifications are, what the rules are about spousal deeming/income eligibility, etc.

Can someone direct me to where I'd find that information either online or preferably a phone number where I could talk to someone about our particular situation?
Thanks!


Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

There is a listing of various types of services that may be available to your wife.

You mentioned that you would be moving for a job opportunity.

The only issue is that in some cases, some of the services are based on status in Ontario and may only be available to those with permanent resident status or those who are Canadian Citizens.

You can find a listing of various services available on the Your Legal Rights website in the Services for people with disabilities section.

Depending on the program you or your wife may be interested in, they may need to be contacted directly for some information specific to your situation.

You may also want to try using our Services Near Me - 211 Chat Service. It is available from 2 pm to 9pm EST everyday.

There you can chat with an I&R Specialist to find out what may be available in the area you are looking into before you arrive.

Once you arrive in Ontario, you can contact 211 by dialing 211 on a phone.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS, CRS
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